Saturday, November 16, 2013
WNTV Blog For AM Sunday; Rare November Tornadoes? Hightened Severe Threat Across Ohio Valley/Great Lakes
Did you hear about the comet visible to the naked eye? It's comet ISON, which will make a close encounter with the sun on Thanksgiving Day!
"The tail is so long, he couldn't fit the whole thing in the field of view. How long is it? Comet ISON's tail extends more than 8 million kilometers behind the comet's nucleus. For comparison, that's 21 times the distance between Earth and the Moon."
Read more from Spaceweather.com HERE:
(Image courtesy: Waldemar Skorupa from Kahler Asten, Germany via Spaceweather.com)
Here's the viewing map for Comet ISON if you're intersted. Look east just before dawn just off the horizon and you might get lucky!
Thanks to my good friend Donna Maxie for this picture taken in Hibbing, MN, who says: "You'd only see this on Da Range". HA!
Well, it's about time... At least Saturday was a decently mild day to 'try' to get the dock out. Thanks to my good friend John Ganfield for the picture on Big Elk Lake in Clear Lake, MN. And Yes, that's ice! Minnesota ice is definitly not safe to be walking around on yet, so don't even try it!
Rare November Tornadoes? November 10th, 2012
On November 10, 2012, the Twin Cities saw 4 rare tornadoes! The next day it snowed!
More Rare November Tornadoes?
Sunday could be an interesting day for folks along and just east of the Mississippi River Valley from the Tennessee Valley to the Great Lakes as a potent cold front sweeps east. Damaging Winds looks to be the primary threat, but isolated tornadoes can't be ruled out!
Sunday Severe Probability
Interestingly, there is a fairly high chance (45%) that severe weather will occur within 25 miles of any point in the pink/purple circle below. The hatched area suggests a 10% or greater probability that some of this severe weather could be significant. Stay alert if you are in these areas on Sunday!
The higher resolution 4km WRF shows strong to severe storms breaking out around midday over Illinois. Keep in mind that damaging winds look to be the primary threat, but an isolated tornado can't be ruled out either!
The line looks to intensify quickly as it pushes east through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley.
The entire cold front should be kicking out some type of thunderstorm activity by the time the evening rolls around. High winds again will be the primary threat from the eastern Great Lakes down to the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Strong Cold Front
This will be a rather strong cold front with tumbling temperatures post front. In some cases east of the Mississippi Valley, temperatures could drop as much as 20°F from Sunday into Monday!
Strong Cold Front Continued...
Take a look at temperatures across the front from Sunday into Monday. This front will likely have folks grabbing for the coat again!
Midday Sunday Temps
Midday Monday Temps
An intrepid photographer spends 14 months trying to get this shot of a mountain lion with the Hollywood backdrop!
"The famous Griffith Park mountain lion will make his debut in National Geographic Magazine any day now. It took photographer Steve Winter 14 months to get this amazing shot with the Hollywood sign as the backdrop (I've heard will be on a two-page spread in the magazine). Learn more about how he made it happen: http://bit.ly/1acsDjb -Ranger Kate K."
See more from the Santa Monica National Mountains Recreational Area Facebook Page HERE:
Mt. Sinaburg Eruption
WOW! Take a look at the picture below from a recent eruption from Mt. Sinaburg in Indonesia. This follows an eruption in October, which was the first in 3 years. Interestingly, there was an eruption in 2010, which was the first eruption there in nearly 4 centuries!
"Indonesian officials have warned of a dangerous new eruption of the country's Mount Sinabung volcano, LiveScience reports on Friday. Officials fear that superheated ash and gas coming out of the mountain may indicate that the force of the volcano's eruptions are increasing.
Incredible photos of a massive eruption of the volcano made the rounds on Twitter"
Read more from HuffingtonPost.com HERE:
Thanks for checking in, have a great rest of your weekend
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